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Updated October 29, 2018
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  • "Certain groups can have poor work-life balance" (in 1180 reviews)

  • "Outdated review system which is anything but fair" (in 526 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can say of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Support Escalation Engineer position in CSS"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, one gets to work with smart and extraordinary people. One can develop a deep understanding of specific Microsoft Technologies.

    Cons

    Constant reorgs, radical diversity hiring philosophy, management decisions go from one extreme to another, no real middle ground. Tier 1 managers don't manage. Lots of back stabbing due to the stack ranking review process.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the constant reorgs, have tier one/two managers actually manage, go to a more rational diversity hiring plan. Don't allow empire building among corporate executives at the expense of customers and employees.

  3. "MS review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learning potential very high and pay is above most

    Cons

    Internal performance reviews are a pain, take away from the enjoyment of your position

    Advice to Management

    Changes to frequently


  4. "Great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Contractor - Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great company!

    Cons

    I have no cons for Microsoft!


  5. "Support escalation engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Support Escalation Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with a lot of smart people

    Cons

    Management only care about cost and profit


  6. "RIFT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I left the company so I had other options

    Cons

    they made me leave by a lay-off

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying people off


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to work for overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, ok compensation if you jump through the right hoops.

    Cons

    Forced attrition.
    Forcing everyone to fit their review process mold, while claiming to embrace diversity, yet forcing people to conform to some ideal way of working.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to different peoples working styles, and let them do what they do best.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Support Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, happy, cherry colleagues, very decent pay

    Cons

    Leadership is not honest, there is a battle of the blue badges vs the orange badges. MS does not hire you directly they use an agency and you are a permanent temp.

    Advice to Management

    Speak up for your employees. Take the time to get to know them and be honest. Don't lie on an employee, and think it will not affect their status. New employees feel ill at ease due to leadership stabbing you in the back.


  9. "Probably not the best but not the worst either"

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    Former Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Irving, TX

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different opportunities. Some good perks, depending on your position.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment. Only as valuable as your last review.


  10. "If you get an offer as a contractor just run away!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irving, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unfortunately, I can't think of one so I would say none!

    Cons

    Let's say almost everything except the fact that you get a salary at the end of the week.
    I was hired as a contractor to help the Bing team in the Dallas office. I couldn't even finish my 18months contract because I felt so uncomfortable working there.
    First of all, you get hired to be completely invisible! I would spend days without getting any project and without speaking to anybody from the team.
    Nobody will communicate with you, you will only be an "office worker" and won't be included in ANYTHING (not even emails or meetings about things you are working on). Some days I would be alone in the office and have no idea where is everyone and why they are out all day. Because again, even if you are working with them, they don't think you are worth knowing.
    They expect you to work on the projects their way (when they agree to give you some work because that doesn't happen every day, the workload is EXTREMELY low) but won't train you to do so. You will get some general training in the beginning but none of those will help you with your everyday tasks. And none of the team members is interested in sharing their knowledge or taking the time to show you how to do certain things. If you have a question don't even bother asking them because they will look annoyed and will ask you to ask someone else.
    Also, don't even think about growth, it is none-existant!
    Regarding benefits as a contractor, they are just terrible! Health insurance is terrible and very expensive, no PTO, no holidays, no maternity/paternity leave, not flexible, and you are excluded from all events organized by Microsoft ... you just get nothing!
    Again, I am speaking about my past experience with the Dallas team, and my understanding was that other Microsoft offices in the US were different.


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